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Thomas Jefferson University Researchers Boost Immune "Killer Cells," Increase Antibody Effectiveness Against Cancer


4/18/2007 12:05:15 PM

Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson in Philadelphia have devised a novel method to expand the number of immune system “natural killer (NK)” cells from blood cells outside the body. They have found that adding such cells to anti-cancer therapies involving monoclonal antibody drugs is more effective in killing cancer cells, and perhaps someday may improve treatments.

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